Wife of Bath, the

Wife of Bath, the

kept her five successive husbands under her thumb by trickery. [Br. Lit.: Chaucer Canterbury Tales]
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The final chapter on the Canterbury Tales also opens on to some new ground: alongside discussion of the oft-treated tales of the Wife of Bath, the Reeve, and the Pardoner, the case is made in passing for a previously overlooked instance of `quiting' between the Nun's Priest's Tale and the Monk's Tale (p.
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